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May 2017

SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE

May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE] Come live, learn, work & grow with us! Beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. Awesome community of women. HANDS-ON: Gardening + site maintenance + general tasks. Give 4 hours work/day. Get a place to camp on site, gardening & herbalism classes, organic goodies from the gardens, wifi, laundry & a naturally-treated hot tub! ELIGIBILITY: You must be responsible, clean, tidy & have some gardening/farming background. No…

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June 2018
750-850

Complete Cob and Straw Bale Workshop – 9 Days

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Blue Mountain Sanctuary,
Cottage Grove, OR 97424 United States

We will be building together a 200 sq feet structure with cob and straw bale. In this workshop, you will learn how to build with your own hands and feet, as well as the fundamentals of natural building. This will include foundation, raising the walls, windows, sculpting, and roof. The workshop will be held in an intentional community outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and it includes camping, and 3 organic meals a day. We are located on a 40-acre parcel…

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$997

Learn to Build with Fast Cob!

June 16 @ 3:30 pm - June 23 @ 11:00 pm
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! is a Revolution in Building All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. …

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$450

Modern Sacred Women Healing & Building Series

June 22 @ 7:00 am - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer In Your Community Inc,
805 Stoney Hill Circle, Greensboro, 27406 United States

Modern Sacred Woman Natural Building & Healing Series Natural Building & REIKI LEVEL 2 SESSION 1- JUNE 22-JUNE 24, 2018 SESSION 2- JUNE 29-JULY 1, 2018 SESSION 3- JULY 20- JULY 22, 2018 Led By Tinece Payne (Earth Feathur) founder of Healing Springs Farmacy- Holistic Practitioner, Yogi, Reiki Master Teacher, Permaculture Designer, Natural Living Consultant COURSE COVERS/INCLUDES: ANCIENT EARTHEN BUILDING, LEVEL 1 & 2 REIKI DEGREE , MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, ESSENTIAL OILS 101, EXPLORING THE 7 CHAKRAS, OVERNIGHT SHARED ACCOMODATIONS, PLANT…

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$300

Natural Building in the Cloud Forests of El Salvador

June 23 @ 11:00 am - June 29 @ 11:00 am
Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative,
El Pital Mountain, San Ignacio, Chalatenango 503 El Salvador

This workshop is being hosted by the Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative. Our cooperative has been five separate cob houses and cabins to host tourists in the beautiful El Trifinio Biosphere on the slopes of El Salvador´s highest mountain. The nearby cloud forest offers a beautiful site to learn about natural building techniques. During this workshop, we will be building a small restaurant for the cooperative out of wattle and daub, slip straw, and natural plasters. We will also…

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$550

All Women’s Natural Building & Healing

June 29 @ 7:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm
Volunteer In Your Community Inc,
805 Stoney Hill Circle, Greensboro, 27406 United States

Learn The art of Natural Building and Healing with Earth Feathur- Tinece Payne- of Healing Springs Farmacy Women’s Co-Op.  Earth Feathur is a Permaculture Designer Teacher with The Women’s Permaculture Guild led by Heather Jo Flores.  With techniques from her ancestors in Africa and Natives to America from the Blackfoot Tribe and Cherokee Nations.   Earth Feathur is creating a hand built structure.  She is also a Reiki Master and teaching a natural healing technique called  Reiki during this workshop.  Reiki…

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880*

Complete Cob at Good Earth Organic Farm and Stables

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - July 8 @ 1:00 pm
Good Earth Organic Farm and Stables,
Eugene, OR United States

Another amazing 9 intensive days, we’ll cover in depth all aspects of cob and the many techniques of building with cob including arches, details, shelving, furniture and earthen floors.  In this expanded vision of our most popular program ever, we’ll take the ground from under your feet and turn in into a versatile medium to sculpt a whole house.  You will learn construction of walls, installation of doors and windows and we will discuss roofing, foundations, siting, design and artistic…

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July 2018
$2000

Southern Colorado Complete Cob Workshop near Trinidad

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jen’s Homestead,
Boncarbo, Boncarbo, CO 81091 United States
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Project & Location The Colorado Complete Cob Workshop will be held on 40 acres of scrub pine, rocky terrain wilderness in Boncarbo (Las Animas County) near Trinidad, Colorado in the southeastern part of the state near the New Mexico border.  It is part of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and has an altitude of 7,500 feet creating a wonderful summer climate perfect for building a cob project.  The land belonged to Jen’s parents and here she will be starting…

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790*

COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay Extravaganza!

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - July 15 @ 1:00 pm
SustainableU,
89001 Hwy 42S, Bandon, OR 97411 United States

Join us in Oregon at our beautiful Bandon-by-the-Sea location for a 9-day intensive, for another great Natural Building Extravaganza! In this expanded version of our most popular program ever, we will take the ground out from under your feet and turn it into a versatile medium to teach you to sculpt a garden wall or even a whole house. The primary focus of the course will be completing a tiny cob/balecob cottage from start to finish. In addition, we will…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

July 9 - July 13
Unnamed Venue,
Peachtree City, GA United States

Dates: July 9th – July 13th, 2018 Location: Peachtree City, Georgia   Come and join us at this beautiful 700 acre property in Peachtree City, Georgia for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob oven and cob seating area using modern and traditional techniques. This workshop is a great experience to learn how to build with cob and to get a broad learning overview of natural building techniques. You will get a solid foundation in cob…

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$170

2-Day Cob + Straw Intro

July 14 - July 15
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $170 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $210 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $250 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This will be a full weekend of natural building: mostly hands-on work, coupled with a photo presentation and discussion. We are beginning a very ambitious garden wall project at our campus, and each weekend workshop group will complete another section of wall! You will learn about: mixing and applying cob trimming and shaping cob…

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$900

Beginner-Friendly Timber Frame Workshop

July 14 - July 20
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Timber Frame Workshop 2018 @ South Slope Farm, Berea, Kentucky Ever wonder what it’s like to build a timber frame from the ground up? Join The Year of Mud this summer for a 7 day Timber Frame Workshop at South Slope Farm, our homestead in the beautiful Appalachian mountains outside Berea, Kentucky. In this beginner-friendly workshop, students will use timeless techniques and traditional hand tools to lay out, join, and raise a beautiful timber frame structure. Learn valuable new carpentry skills on a beautiful mountain…

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$997

Learn to Build with Fast Cob!

July 14 @ 3:30 pm - July 21 @ 11:00 pm
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! is a Revolution in Building All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. …

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$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

Overview This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on 4 different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students the tools they need to become confident earthen builders.  Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much easier and  easier…

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$745

Complete Introduction to Natural Building

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 10:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological and Natural Building Techniques Including Rubble Trench and Rock Foundation, Wattle and Daub, Earth Bags, Cob, Natural Plasters, and Rocket Mass Heaters! July 21st to the 28th, 2018 Intro to Ecological Construction For thousands of years, people have been building their homes out of the dirt beneath their feet. Natural and vernacular building techniques have roots in every culture around the world, but share the distinction of using local materials, being energy efficient, and having a…

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